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CUV4X Upgraded to Vista - couldn't get my system to boot from the Vista cdrom - tried everything except updating my BIOS. I know have a working Vista system but have run into a hard drive problem and it will have to be replaced which means a o/s reinstall. I would like to boot from the Vista cdrom it makes the whole process much quicker - is there an bios update that would correct this problem? Or is this caused by something else? My cdrom is new and will boot Vista automatically when attached to another pc. Thanks!

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Will it boot from other CD's? If it is not booting from any CD, it's probably an issue of boot priority settings. If when booting, it says something like "press F8 for BBS", press F8. If it just shows a logo, try hitting ESC or TAB, and it should show a more details output that may include the "press .. for BBS". If there is no BBS message, then ... Enter the BIOS setup (pressing DEL, or the indicated keys) Look for a menu that says "Boot" or similar. There should be an item that indicates "Boot Devices" or "Boot Priority". It may show your hard drive, your CD-ROM, and a Floppy (whether or not one is installed). Make sure the CD-ROM is listed above the Hard Drive; this will cause it to check the CD-ROM as a possibility for booting, before checking the hard drive. It also adds a second or two to boot time, so it may not be that way by default. The BBS menu, if there is one, lets you choose the boot device on a per-startup basis, but it will go back to the BIOS settings the next time you reboot. Hence, you can leave it defaulted to the hard drive, and use the BBS menu when you know you want to boot from the CD. The only reason a BIOS update would fix this, is if there was a bug preventing this from working, which is unlikely but is a remote (0.2%) possibility.

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I ahve MSI u210 light, i want to know why is now takes long during booting... i ahve already formatted it but still the same.

Here are a few non-hardware-specific suggestions that have worked for me, not in any certain order, but I'd update the BIOS and try the first suggestion:

Unplug all of your peripherals, everything on the board (except HDD and RAM of course), and see if it boots faster. Only leave one stick of RAM in (primary slot), replace it with another stick each boot. If boots faster, replace everything one at a time, booting after each, until you find the problem device.

Try another HDD, make sure it's on the right SATA channel in the BIOS. Or even better, boot from a USB stick with DSL, Puppy Linux or Ubuntu (or whatever flavor you like). Watch the terminal on boot, see if it hangs on a certain device -this works in safe mode too.

Check your BIOS, make sure everything is legit, if it has a "fast boot" select it. May as well update the BIOS too, that may fix everything. You've probably done that though.

Poke it with a stick.

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Bios rom checksum error

The BIOS ROM chip on the motherboard is probably faulty. It could also be another component on the motherboard.Other thing that you could try is resetting the bios to system default. (Press F2/Delete key button while starting up to access system bios). If it does the same thing it means that the motherboard is broken.

Jan 02, 2011 | VIA ASUS CUV4X Socket 370 Apollo Pro 133Z...

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I have a ECS 741gx-m system board in a system build by Fry's and I need to update the BIOS so I can load Windows/XP. Can this be done. Curtis

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer:
First off you will need to have a computer with a working floppy drive as well as a working floppy drive in the computer that you will be updating. Once you have this you can update the BIOS by going to the manufacturers website, clicking on the Download tab under the picture and then on BIOS under the tabs. Read all the instructions that are available to you before actually updating including this PDF for using the flash update utility.

If you don't have a working floppy drive than you can still update if you already have Windows 98 or ME installed. Follow the instructions in this PDF, instead of the one above, and you should then be able to update the BIOS.

After you have updated the BIOS you will want to change the boot order listed in the BIOS so that you can boot the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this start pressing the DEL key, you don't have to hammer on it just press it slowly, until you see a blue screen with a table in three sections with the top two containing about 13 choices. Use the arrow keys to highlight Advanced BIOS Features than press enter. You should then see a whole list of settings. Look for the three settings labeled First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, and Third Boot Device. Change each one by first highlighting it by using the arrow keys than by pressing either the +/- keys or the PGUP/PGDN keys. You should set them so that they show the following:
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device [Floppy]
Third Boot Device [HDD-0]
After you finish changing them press the ESC key then the F10 key. You will be asked if you want to save your changes, press the Y key to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.

Now that everything is set you can insert the Windows XP CD-ROM and install.

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Intel SE7501BR2 cant get it to boot any os except ubuntu, curious that it boots and installs ubuntu have the drivers disk for the board but it wont boot tring to install winxp also it keeps giving me...

press delete during boot up process enter BIOS then f1 for general help then run chkdsk/f which will automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive
hope this helps good luck

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Elite Group K7S5A Boot Problem

Try this... Remove all cards, hard drive(s) and cables, such as cdrom and floppy, except the video connection so that you can see what is going on. Go to the bios setup. Set all of the bios settings to default as you exit to reboot. Then try again. By setting the bios, that should take care of it. Then replace the other items, cards one by one and watch the reactions.
Hope it works.

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I want to boot from usb but my motherboard has no option to boot from usb drive is there any software which does not require bios booting and can make my usb to directly boot. Thanx if u can...........!

Yes, it is possible to boot to a USB device, even when there is no support in the system BIOS for such a feature. To do this you would need to install a freware utilty, a boot manager, called the PLoP Boot Manager. The PLoP Boot Manager is a small program to boot different operating systems. You can boot the operating systems from harddisk, floppy, CD/DVD or from USB. You can start the boot manager from floppy, CD, network and there are many more ways to start the boot manager. You can install the boot manager on your harddisk. There is no extra partition required for the boot manager.

It can be found at:

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Hardware Detection problem with ASUS K8VMX Mother Board

Firstly, Put a new battery on your motherboard(usually a cr2032).
Unplug everything except the ram and try to boot up.
Switch off and gradually attach one component at a time and reboot.
Remember to turn off every time you add a component.
This happens because your bios chip is getting mixed up because you are changing the configuration all the time.
Hope this helps

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WinXp wont boot after the initial installation

See if it will boot off the XP CD.If it does I would think you have a corrupt boot sector. Installing windows again should fix it if it is.

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Are the PCI slots 2.2 or 2.3 compliant??

download n install bios updates for ur motherboard n then try it!

Nov 07, 2007 | ASUS VIA Apollo Pro133A Chipset CUV4X-C...

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Help nothing on display

Are you able to press F8 and try safe mode? Did anything change as far as video when it stopped working? Do you have another monitor to try? A bootable CD is an excellent idea. You may need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order but usually putting a bootable disk in the drive will make it boot off the CD. Look around the BIOS settings and make sure everything looks ok there too. Probably not a solution, just things to try.

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